Cosmic Fluorescence (TBD)
This project is a 3D fluorescent acrylic and light sculpture bringing to life beings from another world. The sculpture will be light up the area from instead and out using various lights and projection mapping. The sculpture will be designed, etched, laser cut to pack flat, and will be assembled on site. It will be about 4-6 feet tall and 2-4 feet wide. But we will need at least 10×12 space to create the full experience.
Optional but encouraged: detailed drawings, CAD files/SketchUp documents, sketches, or other graphic illustrations of your creative concept.
Will it need power?
If it will need power, what is your power plan?
We plan to have a generator to light the LEDs and projectors in the evening.
Does the piece incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is it climbable?
If it does incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is climbable what is your safety plan? [(Note: if flame effects are used, your project will be subject to inspection by the Burnable Art Lead, who has final say if your project will burn during the event).]
There will not be any flame effects, moving pieces once assembled and it will not be climbable. We will have signs to make sure people do not attempt to climb it. The sculpture will be slotted & zip-tied together, will be staked and guided with lines to keep it in place through strong winds. Generator and lights will be turned off during the day.
Have you completed any other large scale art projects? (In this media? Where and when? How did the project go? Do you have pictures or recordings?)
We have assisted through the years in various art projects for our prospective camps for regional burns and burning man (Febianna – Casbah, Blind Tiger & Tripp – High Noon / High Noon Village, Questionable Behaviour). Tripp owns the laser cutter and has created many pieces in the median in a variety of sizes and scales. I have created smaller laser cut pieces in the past as gifts for Duncan Anderson’s temple for freezer burn : Artemis Rising, and casbah camp gifts. This will be our first collaboration and my first large scale art piece that is fully my own.
You may upload photos/recording of past projects here
What is your timeline detailing the planning, creation, installment, and removal of your project?
Initial design is still in the works and will be finalized by mid march. We will purchase test material mid march to run design tests for structural integrity and scale. We will work on all of the lighting and mapping in April., We will make sure we have all lights, and start testing under different environments. In early may we will make sure all final pieces are printed in the acrylic and gather all needed packing materials, create packing plan and make organize transportation & setup with the help of a few friends. The sculpture will take about half a day to setup. We plan on arriving Thursday for installation and will dismantle sunday evening mid-day. It should only take 3 hours or less to take down. Items will be packed carefully so we can bring it to fall event. Then transported back home for storage.
How much money do you need? (Up to $575) We are looking for a thorough itemized budget and the amount of grant money you are requesting.Please include a reasonably researched estimate of the cost of the materials you expect to need.
This is a request for $575. To be used on the purchase of the Acrylic sheets. One sheet (1/2 * 48*96) is currently approx $240 not including tax and we will need at least 3 sheets. We will also need to purchase additional lighting, epoxy, zip-ties, packing materials, weights, stakes, guide rope, and fuel which we will fund out of pocket. We will also need some plywood & other materials to run tests on some of the design elements.
Have you received funding from any other entity or regional for this piece previously? If so, who and how much?
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Assuming a covid safe way: in 2022-2023 We would like the artists to give community workshops outside of Flipside. Do you think you have a workshop idea that could be provided to the community? If so, please tell us what it is.
Using resin /or laser cut file 101 /or making headpieces
Assuming a covid safe way: We will be having the 2022 Ignition Philter fundraiser in Austin after the fall town hall (usually held in late September/ early October.) Would you be willing/able to bring the piece back for that event?